Why Give?

Because every dollar makes a difference.

Annual giving allows loyal alumni, parents, students, employees and friends to support CSUN. Your contribution benefits current and future students, paying for financial aid, technology improvements, lab equipment, course development and so much more.

Because every donor makes a difference.

Donation rates are one of the key factors used to rank schools in national listings and when competing for grants. This year, CSUN is aiming to be 7,000 donors strong. Voice your Matador pride and donate today!

Profiles in Giving

Nazarian Gift

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About the David Nazarian Gift

On March 26, California State University, Northridge’s College of Business and Economics proudly announced that Mr. David Nazarian ’82 has pledged to help lead a $25 million fundraising drive and launched that effort with a $10 million cash gift. In recognition of his gift and pledge of continued support, CSUN has named its college of business the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics. Read more about the Nazarian Gift

Kershaw Captures Campanella Award; Dodgers Make CSUN Donation

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw—currently considered the best pitcher in Major League Baseball as a three-time All-Star and Cy Young award winner—is as much a winner off the field as he is on it. His humanitarian work is legendary, and that’s one of the reasons he was chosen as this year’s recipient of the Dodger’s Roy Campanella Award, which also also makes winners of the physical therapy students at California State University, Northridge. Read more about the Campanella Award

Your Gifts at Work

Laufer Scholarship Helps Student Appreciate the Gift of Life

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By Chelsea Turner
The old adage “hard work pays off” proved true for Matador alumnus Orlando Avila ’10 (Religious Studies/Philosophy). As a recipient of the Joseph and Anna Laufer Religious Studies Student Endowment in fall 2009, Avila found that his work on campus and off campus in the real world paid off in a true gift of life to his daughter, now 4 years old. Read more about the Laufer Scholarship.